The wife and I had the opportunity to take in a preview showing of Memphis, the Musical at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. The Arvada Center is a great venue and terrifically convenient from our house. They offer incredible productions that rival those I have seen anywhere. While I am not a frequent supporter of the arts, there are usually several performances on the calendar that capture my interest.
Memphis was one of those performances and I was not disappointed. I grew up in Memphis and figured I would enjoy the music if nothing else. I enjoyed much more than the music. It is a great story set in 1950’s Memphis. It is loosely based on the Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips (I had to Wikipedia the based on actual events after the show).
It is very well cast and Aisha Jackson and Jim Hogan give tremendous performances. I am sure they will keep that energy through September 28th.